The New Basel Capital Accord

The New Basel Capital Accord

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Becoming operational in 2007, the Basel Capital Accord initiative is an effort to bring order to international capital markets and level the playing field for banks. Bottom line, officials hope to align capital with the risks faced by banks. However, despite the worldwide endorsements by regulators, the Accord may not be the a€œsure thinga€ everyone hopes it will be. It is very costly to implement and is not suitable for all banks. The question remains, though: Will it succeed? Gathering perspectives from the top minds in the field of international banking and finance, Gup's intriguing book The New Basel Capital Accord offers authoritative, provocative, and practical discussion and analysis of the impact of the Accord and discusses new opportunities for regulatory arbitrage.... Yoneyama, (1999), Capital requirements and bank behaviour: The impact of the Basle Accord, Bank for International Settlements, ... Jones, David, (2000), Emerging problems with the Basel Capital Accord: Regulatory capital arbitrage and related issues, Journal of ... Kashyap, Anil K. and Jeremy C. Stein, (2000), What do a million observations on banks say about the transmission of monetary policy?

Title:The New Basel Capital Accord
Author:Benton E. Gup
Publisher:South-Western Pub - 2004


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